OPINION: Food Facts & Furphies

Opinion article* published in Australasian Science written by Professor Clare Collins at the University of Newcastle. New diet fads and furphies seem to appear every day. While some of these have a scientific basis, for others the science has changed in response to new discoveries or the science is just not there yet. “I took [...]

OPINION: Here’s the skinny on fasting for weight loss – the 5:2 diet

The “new” weight-loss strategy known as the 5:2 diet has been receiving much attention in the media since the book The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting – Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer was launched late last year. Intermittent fasting is reported to be effective among those who have used it for weight loss.

But is it a viable weight-loss option? Does it live up to its hype?

25 tips for healthy eating

1. In 2013, embrace all the wonderful, healthy foods you CAN eat, rather than placing your efforts and attention on the foods you CAN’T. 2. Cut your portion sizes, stick to basic foods like vegetables, salad and lean proteins, and build some exercise into your day’s routine. 3. Eat clean and healthy 90% of the [...]